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Old 2017-08-05, 02:43 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by becker View Post
Thanks Thumper, now just to decide which uni to buy.
My lower back has bothered me only once since I started unicycling. This was before I got my first 20" unicycle. I practiced idling on my 26" mountain unicycle. Starting and stopping on the bigger wheel put a lot of stress on the muscles of my lower back.

When buying a unicycle, consider the relationship between wheel size and crank size. To strengthen your lower back without straining it, I suggest using a relatively smaller wheel with relatively longer cranks. A 19" trials unicycle with 138mm cranks provides a lot of leverage.
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